Smythe Richbourg

A gadget nerd from childhood, Smythe has always been drawn to solving everyday problems with clever tools. An Apple fan since his Mac Plus in 1987, he's sure the company will one day do great things, despite being perpetually doomed by their competition.

Grab-It Pack is highly versatile, but nerdy

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We geeks do love carrying around our tools and toys. Cases, packs, clothing with special pockets, and belt cases are found where ever gadget lovers congregate. Recently, a new wrinkle on the fanny pack/belt case genre has come on the scene – the Grab-It Pack. I was given one to review.

Griffin Elan Form and Richard Solo Custom iPhone case shootout

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I’m not one to swap cases around for a different “look” with my mobile devices. I’ll swap out a laptop bag in a heartbeat depending on where i’m going or what else I’m taking along, but I tend to leave the same old case on my PDA/phone until it’s not protecting or working for how …

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Classics2Go iPhone eBook Reader App Review

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Electronic Books (eBooks) are huge news these days. From the Kindle to Barnes & Noble’s latest offering, portable readers are the news of the day. While some think this is the wave of the future, I have come full circle from my non-comvergence stance: At some point in the future, there will be a single …

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SplashData’s File Magic and Magnetism Studio’s File Magnet for the iPhone

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Many years ago, while using one of my Palm devices, I discovered a company named SplashData. They had, among other programs, an app called SplashPhoto. This pair of apps (one for Palm, one for Mac or PC) allowed me to sync photos with my Palm, creating an electronic brag book – photos I had taken, …

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Mophie Juice Pack Review

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Some folks outfit their cars with 12-volt USB connectors or charging cables, others make sure they have a charging cable in their home, their office and in their bag, so they can top off at coffee shops, airports, libraries or where ever they stop to use their laptop. I’ve done both of those, but recently have found a third and, in many ways, easier solution: I’ve been using a Mophie Juice Pack.

Crayton Electronics 1st / 2nd Generation iPod Replacement Battery Kit Review

Product Requirements: Device: 1st or 2nd generation Apple iPod   I started out very excited about replacing the battery on my iPod. Although it had only really come up dead on two or three trips (where I had forgotten to specifically charge it up and have everything ready right at liftoff), it would still get …

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